Possibly the noob-est question ever (I'm a developer stepping in to do some sysadmin stuff):
I have a 48-port patch panel bolted to a wall about 10 feet from where my rack is.
Right now there's a bundle of ~26 ethernet cables going from the patch panel to the rack, which seems kind of crazy to me (just dangles in the air at about 4-6').
What are my options with something like this? It seems like maybe I should put the patch panel in the rack directly and then run the cable directly from the ceiling into the rack? This would limit how much I could move the rack around, but that's not a huge issue right now.